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and u.s. embassies. the white house wouldn't elaborate on increased activities in regards to security for 9/11 based upon the developments out of florida. >>> and the news edge is in d.c. with five days to g mayor fenty's campaign is facing accusations of vote buying. the biggest o own sent calling for an investigation and two people we spoke with claimed a person they thought was representing the fenty campaign offered them jobs if they would vote for fenty first. >> they told us we have to vote. that is the application. >> and you wouldn't get a job unless you voted? right. >> this is an unspecific allegation. no one has given us a name of anyone who did this and we do training of all of our people and let them know that you can't exchange anything for votes. >> mayor fenty said there is not much proof of the allegations, pointing out the people making them can't come up with names. >>> another new poll released and this is showing gray with a double-digit lead over fenty. according to the polls from wamu 88.5 and the city paper, 50% of d.c. residents plan to vote for gray and 39% f
was bring it to the floor. they wouldn't even let us do that. they wouldn't allow the courage to have a vote on this. >> reporter: gray rights groups saw this as the last chance before the election to over turn the 17-year-old law. >> it ought to go. it's unamerican and in consistent with our values of opportunity. >> reporter: democrats blamed republicans. >> looking at a bleak elect oral situation, we are going to jam this through. >> reporter: president barack obama's pick to lead the marine corp didn't help. general james amos said he didn't think congress should lift the ban, however the white house remains optimistic. >> the president continues to urge congress to act. i don't think this is the end. >> reporter: under the proposed legislation, the repeal would not have taken effect until the president, secretary of defense and chairman of the joint chief of staff signed off but one republican senator called that process phony since the two military leaders are on record supporting the president and efforts to lift the ban. >>> one of the president's top economic advisors plans to leave
pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegables -- vegetables. >> reporter: you might be thinking what does he know about illegal immigration and migrant farm something not that much. the reason he was invited to testify was because he volunteered to work as a migrant worker for one day and his celebrity status didn't hurt. >> and after working with them, picking beans and packing corn for hours on end side-by-side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it's really, really hard. >> reporter: there were a few half smiles and a couple of chuckles from the house members and some even appeared uncomfortable with his remarks. >> i would like to recommend that now that we have all of this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i am happy to do so. >> reporter: he stayed and answered several questions af
equipment for much of the problem. at the start of the day, some poll locations couldn't use voting scanners because of an issue verifying the serial numbers. turns out, they had bad instructions and, even mayoral candidate vincent gray got caught up in the trouble. >> there were numerous problems beginning with my own precinct, when i went to vote. >> you can find something to complain about at every polling location. what is happening today is typical when you roll out new equipment in the voting jurisdiction. >> reporter: officials say by mid-day, most of the problems were fixed and business was running as usual. and there were long lines for same-day registration and this is the first time the city has done this and registering can take as much as 15 minutes per person and some people said they waited an hour or more and some less. election officials say they told people to register early for this -- or this would happen. >> reporter: let's get back to the d.c. mayor race. we had technical problems to talk about vin vent gray -- vincent gray. he's calling for the polls to stay open longe
is wrong. it's possibly time for us in a new way to actually stand up and confront terrorism. >> reporter: talk of burning talks of the koran on u.s. soil united passionate protest on the streets of the middle east. imam nassim who resides at the mosque in silver spring said unless pastor jones is stopped, the radical muslims he rails against will, again, target the u.s. with hate-filled violence. >> in other countries, people don't say this is a small group in florida. they say in america our holy book is being burned, so they will be employing more suicide bombers to come and hurt the united states interests. so, it's a very small group but the perception given outside will be big and it's very, very dangerous. >> reporter: at a meeting with the area's interfaith leaders in washington yesterday, u.s. attorney general eric holder called pastor jones' plans idiotic and dangerous and u.s. officials seem at a loss to do anything to stop it, citing the pastor's 1st amendment rights, brian. >>> the news edge on the d.c. mayoral race and forget everything you heard on the huge 17-point lead. a
into a federal judge's ruling that the military's don't-ask/don't-tell policy is unconstitutional. the u.s. district judge said it violates the 1st and 5th amendment rates and plans to issue another halting policy and has given the federal government a week to response. >>> the top two candidates for mayor faced off. at times, it got testy between the two and that might be the last time gray and fenty appear together before tuesday and hon jon henrehan is live with more. >> reporter: fenty and gray faced off twice and where that were grilled separately and then a meeting of georgetown leaders. fenty promised to be a more enclues of mayor in the future and sharply criticized the administrative skills of vincent gray and when he ran the department of human services with mayor pratte kelly. >> millions of dollars overspent. the division director is not appointed with hiv and aid. going with 49 concept degrees before he took over and 16 concept degrees when -- decrees when he left the agency. literally losing track of the kids in the child welfare system. >> the issue was identified by the may
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